Villanova (8-1) got gutsy performances from Scottie Reynolds, Dante Cunningham, and Reggie Redding to come from a 10 point deficit in the second half to beat St. Joseph's (PA) (4-5) by 3 at the Pavilion.
Reynolds scored 18, including the go ahead free-throws with 4.8 seconds to go. Dante added 18 and Dwayne Anderson dropped in 10.
'Nova shot 5-14 from 3, and made 14 of 16 free throws- all in the second half.
The #15 Wildcats move to 2-0 in the Big 5 and will face LaSalle this weekend.